Three students from Carthage Junior High School have been arrested for making threats against students, faculty, and the police.
One 7th grader and two 8th graders have been charged with terroristic threat. Police say the threats where made, Friday night, through a text messaging app. The students who were targeted told their parents, their parents reported it to the school.
Glenn Hambrick superintend of schools for Carthage ISD says, “certainly you can not make threats to shoot other students or to shoot the police, we take those as we must, we must take those threats seriously, because we have seen that there are people that will carry out the threats and we just can’t take any chances.”
The three students where arrested Saturday afternoon. All three are being held in the juvenile detention center in Marshall.
The three students are not allowed to return back to the school and Monday the administration provided extra security as a safety pre-caution.
The Carthage police say, because of recent events involving violence at schools, any and all threats will be taken seriously and investigated and arrests will be made of person(s) issuing the threats.